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August 28, 1565 Spanish (Pedro Menendez de Aviles) establish the city of St. Augustine.
August 28, 1754 Midway and Newport Society organized by the Puritans who inhabited Midway Neck.
August 28, 1823 Rev. Daniel Butrick, a Morovian missionary, makes an entry in his personal diary describing today's Rock City as a 'citadel of rocks...' atop Lookout Mountain
  Lookout Mountain
August 28, 1862 Battle of Second Manassas
August 30, 1862
  Civil War - 1862
  Philip Cook, CSA
August 28, 1887 Woodrow and Ellen Wilson have the second of their three daughters at Ellen's aunt's house in Gainesville, Georgia
  Woodrow Wilson
August 28, 1911 St. George, Georgia is deluged, receiving some 18 inches of rain in a 24-hour period. This set the state record for rainfall in a 24-hour period
August 28, 1962 During a rally organized as part of the Albany Movement Albany police arrest and jail demonstrators for a day.
August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King leads a march of 250,000 supporters of Civil Rights in Washington D.C. Speaking from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, King tells the racially mixed crowd "I Have A Dream." Some estimate the crowd at 400,000. This is the culmination of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and speakers other than King include Georgian John Lewis, then chairman of the SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee).
  Martin Luther King
August 28, 1968 Julian Bond is nominated for Vice-President at the Democratic National Convention.
  Julian Bond
August 28, 1991 A Chatham County Superior Court jury convicts Troy Anthony Davis of killing Savannah police officer Mark Allen MacPhail.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
August 28, 2006 Columbus, Georgia won the Little League World Series on Monday, defeating Kawaguchi City, Japan, 2-1, in the rain-postponed final.
  Columbus, Georgia
August 28, 2008 50,000-student Clayton County School System loses its accreditation
  Clayton County, Georgia
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